What is Invisalign® Teen?
Invisalign® Teen uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth. In order for your teeth to move from being crooked to straight, pressure must be applied to specific teeth in order to achieve your perfectly straight smile. With traditional braces, this pressure is applied to move teeth by using metal brackets and wires that are threaded using different thicknesses depending on how far the teeth need to be adjusted.
Three things you should know about Invisalign® before visiting our office.
1. Teens love the flexibility of Invisalign®. Orthodontics is not a process that happens in one visit, and as long as your teen is responsible and remembers to wear their aligners, keep up with appointments and care for their teeth as instructed, they will have incredible results. Your teen will be required to wear their Invisalign® aligner for at least 21 hours per day. The difference with Invisalign® braces as opposed to traditional braces is that your teen can remove the aligners to eat, brush their teeth, play sports or for taking a picture.
2. Easy to use. The clear Invisalign® aligners function like a removable retainer and are very easy to use. The aligners are removed as needed because they do not need to be permanently put in place. Due to the fact that the aligners can be removed when your teen eats, their diet will not need to be adjusted. A case is used to hold the aligners while your teen eats, just like retainers are. This is by far easier than the flossing and brushing routine associated with traditional braces.
3. Cleaner teeth. Due to the Invisalign® braces being removable, teeth are easier to keep clean. This also lowers the chance for your teen to develop stains or even cavities throughout the braces process. When traditional braces are worn, food gets stuck along the brackets and underneath the wires and these areas can be prime targets for bacteria and plaque to grow which can lead to tooth decay. In order to stop this from happening, special brushes need to be used each day to that these areas can remain clean. By removing the Invisalign® Teen aligners while eating, food will not get trapped underneath the wires and brackets which can cause bacteria and plaque to damage teeth. Using Invisalign® Teen as your choice for braces keeps your teeth cleaner as they transform your beautiful smile.
If you are wanting to improve the look of your teen's smile and they are in need of braces to straighten their teeth, you should consider Invisalign® Teen as an option for your teen instead of the traditional braces. Invisalign® Teen offers more flexibility throughout the orthodontic process, and could be your teen's perfect solution. Call one of our offices today and schedule your consultation to find out if Invisalign® Teen is right for your teen. We look forward to helping your teen achieve the smile of their dreams!
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